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Andre Petersen Quintet with Reggie Washington& Dre Pallemaerts feat. Marcus Strickland &Chantal Willie

Award-winning pianist, composer and educator, the music of Andre Peterson captures his strong sense of post-apartheid South Africa. He holds a masters degree from the Lemmens Institute (Belgium) and is one of South Africa’s most sought after jazz pianists. Petersen was the only African pianist in the 2010 Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition in Parisand has a host of other accolades behind his name ?’ a SAMRO award, the 2010 Oppenheimer Scholarship, the 2010 Music Development Trust Award, and this year, the Vuya Foundation Scholarship. The Andre Petersen Quintet is a seasoned mixture of experienced and gifted bandleaders, composers and musicians ?’ New York saxophonist Marcus Strickland, bassist Reggie Washington, percussionist DrePallemaerts and vocalist Chantal Willie have all worked with the world’s best.